DeRay Mckesson, who has been described as a leader in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, is heading to Yale Divinity School to teach a one-credit course about “transformational leadership.”
A writeup by Campus Reform’s Peter Hasson reports that Mckesson will serve as a “guest lecturer” and will teach a course specially called “Transformational Leadership in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.”
The syllabus will include the following:
Reading material for the course will consist of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book “Between the World and Me,” a Huffington Post article titled “How The Black Lives Matter Movement Changed the Church,” author Derrick Bell’s book “Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfilled Hopes for Racial Reform,” Leah Gunning Francis’ book “Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community,” and a New York Times article titled “Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us.”
What’s next? Will WaPo‘s Wesley Lowery and HuffPost‘s Ryan J. Reilly be brought in for a show and tell on how reporters should behave while covering a riot?
Articles about Mckesson say he’s widely respected. But not everyone shares that sentiment.
He has continuously been accused by those on the right of being a “professional protester.”
And in June, former talk show host Montel Williams, who is black and an activist who supports veterans, bashed him, saying he’s no Martin Luther King Jr.
Likewise, Mckesson isn’t too thrilled with Williams.
Asked if Williams had anything to say about him teaching a course at Yale Divinity School, Williams’ political director and publicist Jonathan Franks replied, “Nope.”
Other enemies abound. Some may also recall that Mckesson is among the big reasons why GotNews editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson is no longer on Twitter.
In a late-night tweet in May, Johnson solicited funds to “take him out” — which Twitter considered to be a death threat even though Johnson has insisted that is not what he meant by it.
It’s safe to say Johnson isn’t terribly impressed with Mckesson.
“He’s a degenerate who is instigating riots and they don’t bother to reach out to me for comment,” he told The Mirror at the time. “I promise I will ‘take out’ DeRay soon in a journalistic way. I already have a lot of material. I’m coming for every single journalist that lied about me. This summer will go down as the summer of justice.”
Asked if he wanted to freshen up those sentiments, Johnson expressed obvious disappointment in Mckesson getting the teaching post.
“One of the reasons fewer and fewer high IQ people are bothering to apply to college is because people like DeRay Mckesson are teaching at Yale,” he said. “When I was a high school student looking at Yale, I declined applying because Yale had admitted a late 20-year-old terrorist spokesman for the Taliban and I decided that my and my parents hard working dollars shouldn’t go to an institution that does that sort of thing.
“He has as a history of fabricating threats against himself and who lies about police brutality in the United States will fit in with all the other shitty scholars at Yale. …Once upon a time Yale admitted high IQ people like William F. Buckley. I think to myself of Yale being in New Haven, which is filled with uneducated dumb black radicals. Here he is trying to drop in teaching them how to instigate riots. I hope Yale is insured.”
On a side note, Johnson called him “faggalicious” and then explained that “you can be gay and not be a faggot and you can be straight and still be a faggot.”
Full disclosure: Mckesson has long blocked The Mirror on Twitter. I truly do not know why, but I regret that I cannot learn from his vast wisdom on how to start a protest and possibly incite violence.